She hates fans

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Re: She hates fans

Post by Pneumonym » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:12 pm

The "faceshield", lol. If I suggested that, I know who would be sleeping in the guest bedroom .....

OK so why would a person refuse a pair of nice soft earplugs?
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Re: She hates fans

Post by raylo » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:43 pm

Well, fiddled. With the baffle idea. I took some material that is used for breather elements in machinery and cut it down to fit my Swift LT. I arched it over the vent holes so the air is out of the holes before it hits the mterial. Amazingly it is silent. See the pictures below.

I have a question for the more expert or engineering types. Is this sufficient for the expelled air to get out and stay out. Am I compromising anything in the design of the mask?



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Mask: Swift™ LT Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with Headgear
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Re: She hates fans

Post by Muse-Inc » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:53 pm

Gotta hand it to ya...I am so impressed with the ingenuity of us hose-heads...anything to make this therapy work

I would make sure your 'baffle' can't be squished against the exhaust vent...maybe thin strips of semi-rigid plastic curved on the inside?

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Re: She hates fans

Post by rested gal » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:16 pm

Here's a belated award that I should have given to raylo months and months ago! Somehow I missed seeing it.

You earned this trophy, raylo!!

I've added your neat idea to the Swift LT fixes on the Lab Rat Awards page.
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I apologize for the delay!!
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Re: She hates fans

Post by Guest » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:38 pm

ingenius idea raylo! If you do need a plastic guard to insure that you don't suffocate yourself, I would think you could trim up a finger guard used to protect fx fingers over the material or instead of the material. Love your just have to find a man!